Predators vs. Sharks - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (27-19-4) at Nashville Predators (24-20-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -123 / San Jose Sharks +111 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSSM
The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators square off late Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 25 goals, Brent Burns has 26 assists and Patrick Marleau has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 95 goals on 1,118 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 28 goals on 263 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Nashville Predators look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with 18 goals, Shea Weber has 20 assists and Filip Forsberg has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 108 goals on 1,118 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 19 goals on 227 shots. Rinne has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Sharks are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Sharks are in far better form than the Predators and have picked up a lot of their recent wins on the road. There's value with the plus money here against a Nashville team that's been hit or miss.